Notice in a farmer’s field:
THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.
Message on a leaflet:
IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS.
On a repair shop door:
WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR – THE BELL DOES NOT WORK.)
Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?
“Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife And Daughter”
This one I caught in the paper the other day. I called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.
“Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says.” Really? Ya’ think?
“Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers.” Now that’s taking things a bit far!
“Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over.” What a guy!
“Miners Refuse to Work after Death.” No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!
“Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant.” See if that works better than a fair trial!
“War Dims Hope for Peace.” I can see where it might have that effect!